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slur

2 noun
     
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slur2 [countable]
1 an unfair criticism that is intended to make people dislike someone or something
slur on/against
Milton regarded her comment as a slur on his country.
How dare she cast a slur on (=criticize) my character?
a racist slur
2APM technical a curved line written over musical notes to show they must be played together smoothly

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